OREGON, Wis. – Travis Sauter doesn’t believe in luck, yet he somehow managed to hold off Jacob Goede to capture his seventh straight feature win at the Madison Int’l Speedway during Sunday’s ARCA Midwest Tour fifth annual Joe Shear Classic.
Sauter was able to get around Goede coming to the white flag lap and narrowly held on for the victory. The win was Sauter’s second straight Midwest Tour win as well.
Sauter and his uncle Johnny Sauter, a regular in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, seemingly had the field covered just prior to the break at lap 64. The duo pulled away from the field on restarts until a yellow with just 23 laps to go. Dan Fredrickson had worked his way into the top three and pulled to the inside on the restart to get by both Travis and Johnny.
A spin two laps after that restart by Joel Thiesen set the stage for the late race drama. Johnny Sauter spun his tires on the restart and allowed Fredrickson to get away. Sauter would fight back on the inside and pulled back alongside Fredrickson.
Sauter than appeared to hook the apron coming off of turn four, giving Fredrickson the advantage. Sauter kept his foot in the gas and made contact with Fredrickson that sent Sauter spinning down the front straightaway.